UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres emphasized that peace and stability in Ethiopia has positive implications for the entire region, as Ethiopia has a "central role in the region."
Foreign State Minister, Ambassador Mesganu Arga has welcomed and held a productive meeting with the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his transit at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
During the occasion, the Secretary General expressed his delight that Ethiopia has solved the northern conflict and is making progress.
He emphasized that peace and stability in Ethiopia has positive implications for the entire region, as Ethiopia has a "central role in the region."
The SG also said he "cherishes" the partnership with Ethiopia and expressed "full support" for national initiatives to consolidate peace and implement post-conflict recovery programs.
The State Minister for his part appreciated his role and the continued support of the UN for Ethiopia.
The State Minister briefed the Secretary General about the progress of the Pretoria Peace Deal.
He expressed the unwavering commitment of the Ethiopian Government to consolidate peace and accelerate recovery efforts. He stressed the importance of supporting national efforts.
The two sides agreed to further strengthen the partnership between the UN and Ethiopia to support the post-conflict recovery initiatives of the Government.
They also exchanged views on the current situation in the Sudan, according to Foreign Affairs Minister.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency